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first_imgzoom Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Vard has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the design and construction of an expedition cruise vessel for an undisclosed international cruise company.The luxury vessel will be about 145 meters long and 20 meters wide, with accommodation for 220 passengers. The vessel was developed in close cooperation with the unnamed customer, Vard said.The hull of the vessel will be built by Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania.Delivery of the expedition cruise ship is scheduled from one of Vard’s Norwegian yards in 2019.The contract price is expected to be approximately NOK 1 billion (around USD 118 million).The parties have a common intention to enter into a firm contract within 1Q 2017, subject to several conditions being met, including satisfactory financing.last_img read more

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first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Unsplash/Shaah Shahidh South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has secured a product tankers order.According to the company’s stock exchange filing, an undisclosed European shipowner placed the order for two units.The deal is worth around KRW 87.9 billion (USD 75.6 million).The contract was signed in late June 2019, Hyundai Mipo said, adding that the new vessels are scheduled to be delivered to their owner by the end of October 2020.The order was secured only weeks after Hyundai Mipo received a contract to build two feeder containerships for an unnamed Asian shipowner.Under the KRW 82.7 billion (USD 71.2 million) worth contract, the shipbuilder would construct and deliver the 2,500 TEU pair in the second half of 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgChanges that will allow young people a special two-day hunt for deer, that require the marking of traps and that will allow fur harvesters to continue to trap a member of the mink family are among the 2006 hunting regulations that were announced today, Aug. 25. Under the new rules, fur harvesters can again retain one fisher (a member of the weasel family) if the animal is taken accidentally in a trap targeting another species. The rule follows a successful trap and transfer program for fisher over the last several years. The carcasses of the fisher must be delivered to the Department of Natural Resources for biological analysis. “This program to expand the range of fisher in the province was a collaborative effort of the Trappers Association of Nova Scotia and the Department of Natural Resources”, said David Morse, Minister of Natural Resources. “I am pleased with this co-operation and look forward to future joint conservation efforts.” A requirement for marking traps used for harvesting fur-bearing animals comes into effect on Sunday, Oct. 15. Traps must be marked using either the person’s Wildlife Resources Card number or, with permission of their local Natural Resource’s office, their old fur harvester code number. A new two-day youth hunt for deer will be held on, Friday Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21, one week before the general open season for hunting deer. Hunters who are 16 or 17 years of age, have completed the appropriate safety training, are accompanied by a qualified adult, and have a deer hunting license are eligible to participate. “This new season is an excellent opportunity to provide a quality hunting experience for young hunters,” said Tony Rodgers, executive director of the Federation of Anglers and Hunters. “This was a recommendation from our federation to try and promote interest in hunting among our youth and I am excited to see it realized.” As a result of continued high deer populations in southern Lunenburg County, the 750 winners of the antlerless deer draw in zone 2A will receive a bonus stamp. This will allow them to take two deer — an antlerless deer within zone 2A, and an antlered deer anywhere in the province where deer hunting is permitted. A total of 4,750 antlerless permits are available in the province. The application line 1-900-565- DEER (3337) will close at midnight on Friday, Sept. 1. More information on the 2006 antlerless deer draw can be found anywhere that hunting and angling licences are sold or on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/draws/deerdraw . A summary of all hunting rules is available in the 2006 Nova Scotia Hunting and Furharvesting summary of Regulations, which is provided to all purchasers of hunting licenses. It may also be found at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/hunt/regulations/ .last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Bodies of a youth and a woman were found in a semi-naked state inside a car parked in a garage on David Hare Road in Durgapur on Wednesday night. The youth was aged around 28 years and the woman was around 42-year-old.On Wednesday, around 2 am, neighbours of the youth heard a car’s engine was running inside the garage for quite a long time. They knocked on the walls of the garage but no one responded. Since they were unable to understand what the matter was, some of them made a hole on the wall and found that the car was parked but its engine was running. However, they could not see any movement inside the car. They informed the police who broke open the garage door and found that the car engine was running and the youth and woman were lying in a semi-naked state. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe windows were shut and the AC was off. The youth and the woman were rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared them brought dead. A source said the youth had joined the Durgapur Steel Plant approximately eight months ago. The woman and her husband and daughter also lived at the same area. Her husband is an employee of West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services department and her daughter is pursuing an undergraduate course. The woman went out of her home around 7 pm on Wednesday. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersWhen she did not return home till night her husband tried finding her but he couldn’t trace her. It is suspected that the youth and the woman died due to lack of oxygen as the AC was off and the windows of the car were shut. Sources informed that blood traces were found on the body of the youth. Both the bodies have been sent for autopsy. Sleuths are waiting for the report to know the cause of death. According to local residents, the woman and youth were in a relationship and the husband knew about it. They even had arguments over the issue but the woman and the youth did not stop seeing each other.last_img read more

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first_imgGurugram: With monsoon expected to arrive in Gururgam by July 15, the widening of Badshahpur drain at Khandsa village is expected to be completed by June 30. On Tuesday deputy commissioner Amit Khatri visited the spot, this was followed by the visit of PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh. The widening of Badshahpur drain is significant to prevent flood like situation in Gurugram. The flood-like scenario has already been felt in Gurugram earlier on July 28, 2016, and August 27, 2018. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkA 600-metre stretch in Khandsa village was identified as the main reason for the 2016 deluge, as the drain narrows in Khandsa, with its width reducing from 30 metres to 10 metres, leading to overflow of rainwater at Hero Honda Chowk and areas around it. According to the District officials, the capacity of Badshahpur drain in Khandsa village is being increased to 2100 cusecs and work is in the last phase of completion. It will be completed by June 30. There is however a challenge as some part of the work may be completed due to legal hurdles. According to an official statement released by the district administration about the meeting, Khatri had also informed Khattar that the motor pump panels at Hero Honda Chowk underpass, which was inundated with 50 million litres rainwater last year, have been placed outside the underpass. He also said that nearly all stormwater drains in the city have been cleaned.last_img read more

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first_imgIt’s more than 200 road accidents and counting in Calgary after a major storm gave the city and much of southern Alberta an early taste of winter over the weekend.As of Monday morning, about 25 centimetres of snow had fallen on the city, while Environment Canada was reporting 95 centimetres at the townsite in Waterton National Park near the U.S. border.A snowfall warning remained in effect for Calgary early Monday, with extra crews on the job keeping major routes clear for the morning commute.Travel was not advised on roads across the region and several schools outside Calgary were closed.Saskatchewan did not dodge the system, which dumped about 10 centimetres in the Cypress Hills area in the southwestern corner and was expected to blanket Regina and Saskatoon with about the same amount of snow.The storm comes as farmers in both provinces scramble to finish what has been a harvest delayed by bouts of severe weather. (CTV Calgary, CFFR, CJME)This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgTracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Christy Turlington Burns will attend the launch of The Tracy Anderson Method Pregnancy Project DVD series on Friday, October 5.The Pregnancy Project will empower women with the tools for a safe, healthy and fit pregnancy, and benefit women around the world in need of maternal health care and education through Every Mother Counts.Featuring a luncheon at the Top of The Standard, along with afternoon cocktails, live entertainment, and an A-list guest list, proceeds from the DVD and ticket sales will go to Turlington Burns’ organization, Every Mother Counts, an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction globally.The event takes place at The Top of The Standard and Le Bain, 442 West 13th Street, New York. Tickets and more info can be found here.last_img read more

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The two leaders agreed to further strengthen trade, tourism, and industrial relations between the two countries during the meeting, the President’s office said. President Sirisena, who is on a two day official visit to Singapore, held bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong today. President Sirisena, referred to the Free Trade Agreement signed between Singapore and Sri Lanka and said that while drafting it certain weaknesses were evident from the Sri Lankan side and it is expected to make certain amendments. President Sirisena emphasized the importance of working towards that in the future.Meanwhile, the Singapore Prime Minister extended the fullest support of the Government  of Singapore to the drug eradication programmes in Sri Lanka. A number of Sri Lankans are engaged in different professions in various fields in Singapore and the President was thankful for the Prime Minister of Singapore for the support given by his Government for the Sri Lankans who are employed in that country and the welfare of the Sri Lankan students engaged in higher education. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena today informed Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the decision to amend some clauses of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Sri Lanka and Singapore.Sirisena had late last year raised concerns over the FTA and appointed a committee to look into the agreement. read more

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In a landmark ruling a judge in Mexico has legalized cocaine — but only for two users.The order by the judge to the country’s health authority has raised the possibility that Mexico could, at some point, legalize cocaine use, but only on a case-by-case basis.The ruling still needs to pass a higher court, but a lower court official has ruled that two claimants should be allowed to “possess, transport and use cocaine,” the BBC reports. The pair, who haven’t been identified, would not be allowed to sell the drug, advocacy group Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD) said.A court in Mexico City ordered that COFEPRIS, the health authority, must allow the claimants to use cocaine in a recreational capacity. COFEPRIS, has not yet moved on the case, AFP reports, and is trying to get the judge’s decision thrown out, saying that it is not designed to handle such cases.According to Al Jazeera, an MUCD statement hailed the ruling as “another step in the fight to construct alternative drug policies that allow [Mexico] to redirect its security efforts and better address public health.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“We have spent years working for a more secure, just and peaceful Mexico. This case is about insisting on the need to stop criminalising … drug users and designing better public policies that explore all the available options.”The step is not the first on Mexico’s tentative path to selective legalization; Al Jazeera reports that Mexico’s Supreme Court has previously allowed recreational use of cannabis on a case-by-case basis. Mexico cartel kills 19, hangs some from bridge, leaves others chopped up on the road below Murders in Mexico surge to record numbers in first half of 2019 New Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, has said he will end the disastrous drug wars enforced by his predecessors Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto. Since the former took office in 2006, Mexico has been plagued by an unprecedented wave of killing as state and federal forces both do battle against, and collude with, drug cartels.AMLO proposes drug decriminalization, replacing arrests with things like detox programs, the BBC reports.“We’re not planning to create a dictatorship, neither open nor disguised,” he said upon taking office.“The changes will be profound, but these will be carried out with strict respect for the established legal framework. We will carry out a peaceful transformation, ordered, but profound and even radical.”Despite AMLO’s promises, however, the country’s security situation hit a new low earlier this month, when nine bodies were found hanging from an overpass in the southern state of Michoacan. In total, 19 people were killed in the same massacre. read more

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Dreaming about a shot at making the NFL helped Brian Banks get through the last 10 years of his life, which were marked by five years in prison and five wearing an ankle bracelet because he was falsely accused and convicted of rape when he was 16. Exonerated when the accuser recanted her story last month, Banks got a measure of his life back — and a chance to fulfill that dream.NFL teams offered training came invitations to the one-time outstanding linebacker who was recruited by USC, among other colleges before the bogus charges. This week, Banks is at the Seattle Seahawks’ three-day mini-camp, and he seems to be making the most of his opportunity.“Obviously there’s a little rust out there,” Seahawks linebackers coach Ken Norton said. “But the idea is can he line up and can he chase the ball? So far, it’s about making a first impression, and I like the first impression he left.“Does he look like a ballplayer? Yes,” Norton said. “Does he move well? Yes. Is there a chance? Absolutely.”Still, it is unlikely he will get an invitation to training camp. The decade away from the game, especially not playing in college, has hurt him. Here is what Norton had to say on the team’s website about Banks: “This is the NFL — the best of the best — so it’s going to be really tough for (Banks). Just the fact that he came out here and gave it a shot and didn’t shy away from it, you’ve got to give him a plus for that. But again, this is the best of the best, the highest level of athlete, and he’s been out of it for 10 years. So it’s going to be really, really tough. … Right now, he has a chance. But it’s going to be really, really tough.”Surely, Banks went in knowing that. Just to get an opportunity after so much strife — unnecessary strife — has to mean a lot to him. read more

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Members of the women’s basketball team celebrate in the first half of the game against South Florida. Ohio State lost 71-47. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternAfter four consecutive losses of at least eight points or more, Ohio State seemed destined for a double-digit drubbing on Saturday against No. 4 Maryland. But in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against the Terrapins, something clicked for the Buckeyes. Coming out of halftime with a seven-point deficit to overcome, head coach Kevin McGuff said Ohio State executed an efficient offense, did not turn the ball over in that span and tightened up defensively. This led to a 22-14 run in the third quarter, giving the Buckeyes a 58-57 lead heading into the fourth quarter. However, it was a game Ohio State could not hold on to win, shooting 38.5 percent from the field and connecting on 1-of-6 attempts from 3 in the fourth quarter to secure its fifth straight loss. After falling 75-69 to the Terrapins, the Buckeyes are now winless in three games against ranked opponents, losing by an average of 20.67 points. Freshman forward Dorka Juhasz does not seem fazed by the five-game losing streak her team is on heading into its game against No. 25 Indiana on Thursday. If anything, she seemed encouraged after the Buckeyes’ previous performance. “It just showed that we are getting better and better,” Juhasz said. “After this game, I think it just gave us confidence that if you are playing like this, we can change the wins and losses a little bit, push it up. I think it was a great example of what team we are and what we are capable of doing.” Projected StartersOhio State (4-8, 0-3 Big Ten)G — Carly Santoro — Redshirt senior, 9.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.8 apgG — Carmen Grande — Redshirt senior, 6.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.6 apgG — Adreana Miller— Redshirt senior, 5.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.3 apgF — Makayla Waterman — Redshirt senior, 8.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apgF — Dorka Juhasz — Freshman, 12.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 0.8 apgNo. 25 Indiana (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten)G — Ali Patberg — Redshirt junior, 18.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.9 apgG — Jaelynn Penn — Sophomore, 12.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.4 apgG — Bendu Yeaney — Sophomore, 10.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.3 apgF — Kym Royster — Senior, 6.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.3 apgF — Brenna Wise — Redshirt junior, 14.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.4 apgWhile Ohio State enters the next game on a losing streak, Indiana comes to Columbus on a winning streak. With their most recent loss coming against Grambling State on Dec. 20 in the Puerto Rico classic, the Hoosiers have won four straight games, including a four-point win against then-No. 15 Michigan State on Sunday. McGuff said Indiana is a very balanced team, showing an ability to score around the basket and shoot from the perimeter. The Hoosiers average 75.1 points per game, No. 5 in the Big Ten. He also mentioned the amount of upperclassmen on the team, and said Indiana uses a normal starting lineup with two redshirt juniors and a senior.Even though the Hoosiers might be ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten standings, Ohio State is preparing for them the same way it prepared for the Terrapins. “We realized leading into Maryland that we practiced really well,” redshirt senior guard Carmen Grande said. “We are just trying to practice very well to play against IU.” Indiana is led by redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg, who McGuff considers one of the best players in the Big Ten and the reason why the Hoosiers execute their offense effectively. Averaging 18 points per game, the guard shoots 43.8 percent from the field and records an average of 6.4 rebounds per game. The Hoosiers also have redshirt junior forward Brenna Wise to lead the team in the post, averaging a team-leading 7.2 rebounds per game. However, she is also the best 3-point shooter on the team, shooting 47.9 percent from deep, something that Grande said Ohio State will have to limit. Ohio State has shown success against ranked opponents in limited stretches. McGuff knows what it takes to defeat the Hoosiers, but he said the Buckeyes will have to be at the top of their game for the entirety of the game. “I think it just shows when we are doing the things that makes us good, we are being stingy defensively, we are being aggressive on the boards, we are taking care of the basketball, we can compete with anybody,” McGuff said. “We just have to be able to do that for longer stretches of period in a game for us to finish those games out and win.”Juhasz is confident in this. She said that Ohio State proved its potential against the Terrapins on Saturday. Now she thinks the Buckeyes can prove that at home on Thursday. “We still have a lot of games left,” Juhasz said. “We are just ready for the next one.” Ohio State will take on No. 25 Indiana at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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← Previous Story Anja Andersen sacked in Oltchim Valcea! Next Story → Christian Zeitz until 2014 in THW Kiel The Group Phase of the 2010/11 VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League has come to an end. Sixteen teams finishing in place one to four in each of the four groups will now continue onto, the Last 16.The draw for the 2010/11 VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League’s first knock-out stage, the Last 16, was carried out on 7 March 2011 in Vienna by Jan Tuik, chairman of the EHF Competitions Commission and Michael Wiederer, EHF Secretary General.The sixteen teams were drawn as follows:Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI) vs. Montpellier Agglomeration HB (FRA)KIF Kolding (DEN) vs. THW Kiel (GER)Chambery Savoie HB (FRA) vs. Renovalia Ciudad Real (ESP)RK Bosna Sarajevo (BIH) vs. Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS)Pick Szeged (HUN) vs. SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)F.C. Barcelona Borges (ESP) vs. MKB Veszprém KC (HUN)HC Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb (CRO) vs. Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)HSV Hamburg (GER) vs. Cuatro Rayas BM Valladolid (ESP)The first leg matches of the Last 16 games will take place on 23 – 27 March 2011, the second leg matches are to be played on 30 March – 03 April 2011. The finalised schedule including detailed dates and playing times will be published in due time. The draw of the Quarterfinals will take place on Monday 04 April 2011. read more

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first_imgVENEZUELA HAS BEEN plunged into uncertainty after the death of President Hugo Chavez, who dominated the oil-rich country for 14 years and came to embody a resurgent Latin American left.Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who struggled to hold back tears as he announced his mentor’s passing, said armed forces and police had been deployed “to accompany and protect our people and guarantee the peace.”Venezuela, still deeply divided after an acrimonious election in October, declared a week of national mourning, and a senior minister said a new vote would be called within what are sure to be 30 tense days.Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said 58-year-old Chavez’s hand-picked successor Maduro would take over as interim leader pending the next election, declaring: “It is the mandate that comandante President Hugo Chavez gave us.”Hundreds of Chavez supporters crowded in front of the military hospital where he died after a long struggle with cancer, weeping and chanting “We are all Chavez!” and “Chavez lives!” as soldiers guarded the gate.“He was our father, our liberator. Nobody expected such a tough blow from destiny,” said Carlos Perez, a municipal worker holding a photo of a young Chavez in paratrooper uniform.“We must continue building the revolution with Maduro, who will be the next president,” he said.Venezuela’s closest ally, communist Cuba, declared its own mourning period for a leader who helped prop up the island’s economy with cheap fuel and cash transfers, and dubbed Chavez a “true son” of revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.An Argentine supporter of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez holds up a t-shirt with an image of him during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)‘Fallen martyr’But US President Barack Obama – often a target of Chavez’s anti-American scorn – was circumspect, pledging the United States would support the “Venezuelan people” and describing Chavez’s passing as a “challenging time.”“As Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, the United States remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights,” Obama said in a short statement.Shortly before Chavez’s death was announced, Maduro expelled two US military attaches and accused Venezuela’s enemies of somehow afflicting the firebrand leftist with the cancer that eventually killed him.Chavez was showered with tributes from Latin American leaders, not just his allies but also figures like Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, who hailed him as a “great Latin American” and a “friend of the Brazilian people.”Russia, China and Iran also paid tribute to Chavez, who had cultivated close ties with bugbears of the West as a way of thumbing his nose at Washington.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Chavez had fallen “martyr” to a “suspect illness,” while hailing his close ally for “serving the people of Venezuela and defending human and revolutionary values.”Chavez’s body will be taken to a military academy, where he will lie in state until a memorial service with foreign leaders on Friday.Soldiers lowered the Venezuelan flag to half-staff at the military hospital, where senior figures in Chavez’s 14-year-old administration gathered before the cameras of state television as Maduro broke the news.“Long live Chavez!” the officials shouted at the end of his announcement.Defense Minister Diego Molero, surrounded by top military officers, said the armed forces would defend the constitution and respect Chavez’s wishes.Chavez had checked into the hospital on February 18 for a course of chemotherapy after spending two months in Cuba, where in December he had undergone his fourth round of cancer surgery since June 2011.Candles, flowers and traditional Russian bottle of vodka, placed next to an image of Venzuela’s late President Hugo Chavez outside the Venezuela’s embassy in Moscow (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)‘Time for peace’The once ubiquitous presence on state television and radio disappeared from public view after he was flown to Cuba on December 10, an unprecedented absence that fueled wave after wave of rumors.Senior officials had sent mixed signals about the president’s health for weeks, while the opposition repeatedly accused the government of lying about his condition.A new election could offer another shot at the presidency to Henrique Capriles, the opposition leader who lost to Chavez in October but insisted Tuesday that the two men were “adversaries, but never enemies.”“This is not the time for differences. This is the time for unity, the time for peace,” Capriles said.Luis Vicente Leon, director of the polling group Datanalisis, said the government will likely want to hold elections as early as possible “to take advantage electorally of the emotion generated by the president’s death.”Chavez will be mourned by many of the country’s once-neglected poor, who revered the self-styled revolutionary for using the country’s oil riches to fund popular housing, health, food and education programs.And like-minded Latin American leaders like Cuba’s Raul Castro, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa and Bolivia’s Evo Morales lost a close friend who used his diplomatic muscle and cheap oil to shore up their rule.World oil prices rose over the uncertainty following his death.Chavez died five months after winning re-election, overcoming public frustration over a rising murder rate, regular blackouts and soaring inflation.The opposition had accused Chavez of misusing public funds for his campaign and dominating the airwaves while forcing government workers to attend rallies through intimidation.He missed his swearing-in for a new six-year term on January 10, but the Supreme Court approved an indefinite delay. Beginning with his first election win in 1998, Chavez had worked to consolidate his power and make his revolution “irreversible.”But his policies drove a wedge into Venezuelan society, alienating the wealthy with expropriations while wooing the poor with social handouts.- © AFP 2013Read: President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo ChavezMore: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has diedlast_img read more

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first_imgThere is such a thing as taking safety concerns too far and the iPhone case pictured above may be one example of that. Manufactured by Piexon, a Swiss company, the Smart Guard iPhone case is designed to both protect your phone from everyday damage and your person from harm by including a can of pepper spray. Users of the case better be really confident that the built-in safety works as advertised while talking on their phones, as we can see videos depicting accidental discharges all over YouTube if not.While it makes sense to converge a protection device with something you carry around with you everywhere, there are some real issues with a case like this in certain areas of the United States. For example, in Massachusetts you have to have a firearm permit to carry it as pepper spray is classified as a weapon. In New York state if you are a convicted felon you aren’t even allowed to carry a Smart Guard iPhone case at all. There are several other states that have rules and regulations concerning the amount a person can carry. We can just see the headlines now about moms that got arrested because they were carrying a Smart Guard during a routine traffic stop. If you reside in the UK, pepper spray is totally outlawed as it’s classified as an offensive weapon.Despite all the rules and regulations, personal safety is an important issue. If you would like to pick one of these cases up, they can be had for around $54 (49.90 CHF) via the web. Just promise us a look at the video if you happen to discharge it while talking to your significant other on your iPhone.Read more at Guardian-Angel, via Dvice.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Google Chrome for Android beta has just been updated, and at least one new feature will have power users rejoicing. Chrome now lets you switch between a website’s mobile and desktop versions, just as a proper mobile browser should.Chrome also now allows you to drop shortcuts to your favorite websites directly onto your Android home screen for faster access. System-wide proxy settings are now supported as well, and you can also specify which Android apps you’d like to use to open specific files types when you click on a URL in Chrome. A handful of other improvements also made the cut, including support for right-to-left languages.There’s still quite a way to go before Chrome for Android is ready to dump the beta tag, of course. Despite the arrival of desktop features like  tab synchronization, support for Flash remains MIA. While Adobe is no longer developing the mobile Flash plug-in, it’s possible that Google will deliver the newer Pepper version that ships with Chrome on other platforms to Android Devices. Chrome OS runs on ARM, too, so it’s still possible that Chrome for Android will one day receive Flash support.The goal, of course, is to end up with a single browser to develop and maintain across all platforms — Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Google TV, and Chrome OS.If you’re interested in checking out the progress so far, fire up Google Play on your Android device and install the latest beta version. As long as you’ve got Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone or tablet, you’re good to go.More at the Google Chrome Bloglast_img read more

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first_img RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hotel icon J. W. Marriott Jr visits Turks and Caicos Government Former Planning Boss points to challenges with going taller with hotels in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Apr 2015 – Seems a four year investigation by the SEC of the United States has come to public attention, and only now are we learning that the company which had for years been courting the Turks and Caicos Islands Government to build a new hotel in Grace Bay has a scandal surrounding some of its executive moves.This scandal seriously threatens the construction of the Ritz Carlton which was recently announced as poised for construction start in November this year; a $224 million agreement. Online reports are revealing that the Desarrollos Hotelco is embroiled in a court case where it is alleged the company received $15 million dollars from a company which has confessed to a Connecticut court, its orchestration of a $300 million Ponzi scheme. This is nasty business once again for the Turks and Caicos as the country is falling in less than favorable light for missing the allegations which reached the courts in the US since June last year.It was the Governor’s Office which in October 2012, before a new elected government came to office, gave credence to the interests of the Desarrollos Group. At the time, the report was headlined that three hotel agreements valued at $500 million dollars were signed by then Governor, Damian Ric Todd. We learned then that the Desarrollos Hotelco first visited the TCI in March 2011 and that the company worked with the Investment Unit and Horton Realty to acquire 10.5 acres of land. The Venezuelan company reportedly had meetings with the Planning Department, the Airports Authority and hired KPMG TCI as consultants on the development which was originally proposing three hotels all together; at the time the brand being touted was Marriott. In October 2012, Governor Ric Todd remarked: “This is the best possible vindication of the new Turks and Caicos Inward Investment Policy, management structure and approach to attracting inward investment on the best terms for the taxpayers of the Turks and Caicos. This confirms that major international investors are impressed by the reforms that we have made over the past three years…” The irony of these remarks plays out regrettably in many of the reports surfacing online now; residents reaching out to Magnetic Media about this erupting scandal want to know how the UK appointed and TCI elected governments both missed the allegations of corruption and what these reports mean, if anything, to the recently signed agreement. We have reached out to both the Office of the Premier and the Governor’s Office on this matter; up to news production time, there was no response. The court document, which is available online and which we reviewed, says: “…payments from the Receivership Entities directly to entities controlled by Walter Stipa for the benefit of Romeo Mouawad, Miguel Mouawad, and Jespa Mouawad” – all are named as owners in the Desarrollos Group of companies – it continues: “These funds must be returned to the Receiver for distribution to the defrauded victims of Connecticut’s largest Ponzi scheme.” Recommended for you Related Items:damian ric todd, desarrollos hotelco, ponzi scheme, ritz carltonlast_img read more

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 5, 2017 – Nassau – Bahamians enjoyed the Sunday afternoon Beat Retreat downtown that launched the week of Bahamas 44th Independence Celebrations to the theme, “Toward the Rising Sun: One God, One People, One Bahamas.”Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Minnis attended and are pictured viewing the parade.   National Pride Day — a day of ceremony, music, food, and fun will take place this Friday, July 7, in Rawson and Parliament Squares, from 10:00 a.m. into the night.The traditional Grand Anniversary Celebrations will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, at Clifford Park with Bands, Ecumenical Service, March Past, and Cultural Show, leading up to Flag Raising, and followed by a Junkanoo Rush in the earliest hours of July 10, Independence Day.(BIS Photos)last_img read more

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first_imgIn The Herd today:Colin’s Takes:Art Briles fired at Baylor amidst sexual assault and rape scandal.Russell Westbrook is in Steph Curry’s head.Another scandal and cover up in a small college football town.In the NBA, analytics can’t measure fear and intimidation.Today’s Guests include:Bruce Feldman – FoxSports college football insider joins the Colin to discuss the breaking news of the Art Briles firing and the Baylor sexual assault investigation.Jason Whitlock – Whitlock analyzes the firing of Art Briles and the systemic problem of campus sexual assault.Chris Haynes – Cleveland Plain Dealer writer discusses the Cavs’ reaction to their losses in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, their blowout of Toronto in Game 5, and whether they’re a title team.Wes Welker – NFL star talks his NFL future, concussions, and the firing of Baylor’s Art Briles.last_img read more

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first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — A Telmex pole that was weak at its base fell on top of a truck in Playa del Carmen. Neither suffered injuries, however, the vehicle did suffer approximately 15,000 peso in material damages. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The accidential mishap occurred in the Ejido area of the city while the vehicle was parked along 18th Street and Playa del Carmen Boulevard. Two men were inside the cabin of the furniture truck when the pole fell. last_img read more

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first_imgRecord numbers of people are flying from Glasgow Airport to go on skiing holidays despite the economic downturn, new figures have shown. New flights to European ski resorts have seen the number of people flying from Glasgow on ski holidays almost double this winter.A total of 18,349 skiers have flown from the airport since November – an 85 percent increase from last winter’s figure.New flights were recently launched from Glasgow to Turin, Grenoble and Chambery, while the popularity of existing flights to Geneva and Salzburg have increased.Glasgow Airport managing director Amanda McMillan said this winter had been “one of our busiest” in terms of the number of people taking ski holidays.”Despite the recession, the ski market remains particularly buoyant and we’re delighted with the success of this year’s programme,” she said.”With several weeks left to the end of the winter schedule, we are on track to record our best performance for five years.”A £2 million scheme to install 300 security bollards in front of the airport’s main terminal was completed earlier this month. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedJet2.com Lands at Glasgow AirportJet2.com has today (14 September) unveiled Glasgow Airport as its eighth and newest base, bringing substantial investment.Brits book winter flights to Europe to escape winter gloomrits have booked flights abroad during the winter monthsMore Brits searching for ski holidays onlineMore Brits searching for ski holidays onlinelast_img read more

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